Tips For Back To School Shopping Like A Boss

Back To School Supplies

Back to school shopping can get very hectic, so for me, I try to keep it less stressful by finding one place to do all my supply shopping. After all, we know the mall at back to school time is enough to drive any parent crazy, so when it comes to supplies I want ease and great prices.


Back To School Shopping Tips

1) Make a list! If you go in trying to do it from memory, you are going to forget something. Whether you have one kid or twenty, you are going to need a list. Thankfully, our Walmart has all the back to school stuff in one section so that is half the battle. Having a list is the other!

2) Stick to sections. When you make your list, try to group it together by folders, binders, notebooks, writing supplies, locker needs, classroom supplies, etc, so you can go section by section! It makes it much easier to move along one way, than going back and forth as you go down the list.

3) Don’t wait. The closer you get to school, the more hectic it’s going to be and the less supplies they are going to have on hand. If your kids are anything like my kids, they want certain colors or brands, so we try to go early to score less crowds and their favorite products.

4) Look for more ways to give back. We LOVE the box top program, so one of the ways I shope like a boss for back to school is looking for items with box tops. Even better is when I can get double box tops and right now at Walmart, you can do just that!

Box Tops

We picked up a package of Viva Vantage Paper Towels 6 Big Roll so it’s perfect for sending a roll to school with each kid, and having some at home. Even better this package comes with Double Box Tops (4+4=8), so I am not only helping supply my school with the needs they have but also able to give back through the box tops program! I’d say that’s a win/win! When you are shopping for school supplies at Walmart be sure to look for these products to get double box tops:

Scott Extra Soft Bath Tissue 30 Double Roll with Double Box Tops
Scott Towels 6 Mega Roll with Double Box Tops
Viva Paper Towels 8 big Roll with Double Box Tops
Viva Vantage Paper Towels 6 Big Roll with Double Box Tops
Kleenex 3 pack bundle with back to school graphics has bonus box tops as well

This back to school season, take a little of the stress and get their supplies in one place at Walmart! Have you finished your back to school shopping yet?

Box Tops at Walmart

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  1. 1

    We get supply lists from the school, so it’s easy to run into the store and bang out all my BTS shopping in one trip 🙂

  2. 2

    Great article – I would emphasize the importance of your first point. In fact, I know my sister spends a few days formulating her back to school list, as there are always miscellaneous items that pop up past the first day of building it.
    This is a nice approach!

  3. 3

    I love back to school shopping. Something about school ad office supplies makes me happy.

  4. 4

    These are great tips! I always clip my box tops to send to school. It is an easy way to help the schools!

  5. 5

    The part that frustrates me is that our kid’s teachers don’t let us know what they need until after the 1st day of School. And then expect us to actually be able to get the products while everyone else is rushing to get the products and everything is out of stock. Give me the list early and I can get it before the crowds! I love the tip to shop early!

  6. 6

    We homeschool, but the kids still get new supplies each school year. I need to get on the ball and get some shopping done pronto!

  7. 7

    Box tops are such a great way to give back! I didn’t know you could find them on TP!

  8. 8

    Love that they gave double box tops on some of the items this year, we were able to grab a few of them. These are great tips for B2S!

  9. 9

    Those are awesome tips! Box Tops are a great way to help out the schools!

  10. 10

    I”ll be stocking up soon even though my kids are grown up. I have to remember to collect as many box tops as possible.

  11. 11

    These are great tips. We are almost done getting everything we will need for my Daughters Dorm room. It is her first year at college.

  12. 12

    Walmart is a great place for all your back to school shopping. I finished early this year. Back to school shopping can be so stressful.

  13. 13

    I love to help in my own little way. I always clip Box Tops and send them to school.

  14. 14

    Great tips. We are always trying to get enough box tops fill out the sheet the school sends home!

  15. 15

    Wonderful tips! I’m so happy my shopping is now done for back to school. I always clip those box tops for my kids’ school.

  16. 16

    I still have back to school shopping to do! This is a reminder to hit the store and stock up!

  17. 17

    I always cut out the boxtops for our church, so I love getting those big bonus ones. I love your idea about keeping your list in seciotns.

  18. 18

    I have never thought to check for box tops on paper goods!! Doh!!

  19. 19

    I am so behind on the school supply shopping. I have to keep the box tops in mind when I do

  20. 20

    I love Box Tops so much! They are on all the brands I buy and love too!

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